Department of Economics

Faculty Profile-adequacy and competency of faculty.

The Department of Economics is as old as the institution itself. Kanara College Society started Dr. A.V.Baliga College Of Commerce in 1966 to meet the growing needs of business education in North Kanara District.It is the first independent commerce college in the district and second one in the jurisdiction of Karnataka University,Dharawad. There after many colleges have been started. Over the years it had various luminaries such as Dr. N.R.Rao,Prof.R.G.Bhat and Dr.P.A.Bhat. on its staff. As per the university guidelines Commerce is the single faculty college in which Economics is one of the compulsory subject. Again in 1998 when Karnataka University introduced BBA Course our college also started BBA to provide management education and there after the college is renamed as Dr.A.V.Baliga College Of Commerce and Business Administration.The Economics section is an aided one and the BBA is a self financed course. The Students of the department are well placed in different walks of life.

Again in 2010-11 the College Started Post graduate course in Commerce M.Com to provide vertical mobility to the Commerce graduates . in which Economics is one of the compulsory subject.

The faculty fulfills the eligibility conditions. The department has adequate and competent faculty. Each of the faculty besides teaching experience, papers presented papers at National and International conferences, seminars and workshops The department  provides to the students much needed guidance and support.

 Name of the teacher

Designation Qualification Research experience Teaching experience
1) Prof.D.V.Kini

Associate Professor

M.A 19 year

2.Student profile- entry level competencies, socio-economic status, language proficiency etc.

Students largely come from rural background and mostly proficient in kannada, the regional language. They have working knowledge of English.

  

Year 2009 – 10

Year 2010-11

Sl.

No.

Class

SC

ST

OBC

General

Total

SC

ST

OBC

General

Total

1

B.com I

02

67

46

115

03

84

63

150

2

 B.com II

01

47

61

109

02

64

46

112

3

B.com III

02

29

40

71

01

48

59

108

4

B.B.A.I

01

23

07

31

02

12

09

23

5

B.B.A.II

03

21

10

34

01

23

07

31

6

B.B.A.III

01

17

18

36

04

22

11

37

7

M.Com I

02

01

14

08

25

3.Changes made in the courses or programmes during the past two years and the contribution of the faculty to those changes.

Working as it does in the affiliating system, the department has no freedom to change the programme. Further the college has introduced a separate course Communication skill at B.Com first degree level in Collaboration with Step by Step Solution Kumta.

4.Trends in the success and dropout rates of students during past two years.

Year: 2009 – 2010

Year

Class

Appeared

Pass

% Result

Failed

December

2009

B.com I sem

115

105

92.02

10

 B.com III sem

109

108

99.08

01

B.com Vsem

74

73

98.64

01

B.B.A.I sem

31

23

74.19

08

Year

Class

Appeared

Pass

% Result

Failed

May 2010

B.com II

112

100

89.28

12

 B.com IV

109

109

100

B.com VI

71

68

95.77

03

Year 2010-011

Year

Class

Appeared

Pass

% Result

Failed

December

2010

B.com I sem

150

147

98.00

03

 B.com III sem

109

105

96.33

04

B.com Vsem

108

106

98.14

02

B.B.A.I sem

22

22

100

00

M.Com I

25

25

100

NIL

Year

Class

Appeared

Pass

% Result

Failed

May 2011

B.com II

143

139

97.20

04

 B.com IV

107

102

95.32

05

B.com VI

105

104

99.04

01

B.B.A.II sem

22

22

100

00

M.Com I

25

25

100

N

 5.Learning resources of the department-

The department has business laboratory equipped with forms, models, reports, maps, books, statistical informations CDROMS etc . The laboratory  is managed by COM.FORUM,a student association. which enable students to get some practical knowledge of trade, commerce and industry. The central library has large collection of books and CD/DVDs related to economics. More than 22 magazines and 16 journals of National and International repute related to Commerce and Management which includes economic journals also, are subscribed.The INFLIBNET Database E- Library is helping the students to access 50000 joournals.

6.Modern teaching methods practiced and use of ICT in teaching  learning.

The faculty had been adapting ICT aids teaching for select topics and seminars. Recently two Smart boards have been installed. Along with chalk and talk method of teaching, Students are encouraged to learn through participatory seminars, workshops, group discussions, power point presentations, home assignments and project works.

7.  Participation of teachers in academic and personal counseling of students.

 Teachers of the department are always available to personal guidance to the students.

9. Participation / Contribution of teachers to the academic activities including

 teaching, consultancy and research.

Sl. No.

Faculty

Articles Books Minor research projects
1 Prof.D.V.Kini

01

 

10.Collaboration with other departments/institutions, at the State, National and International levels, and their outcome during the past two years.

Collaborating Agency

Outcome

Karnataka University and College Commerce Teachers Association,Dharawad Organised one National Level Seminar and One State Level Seminar in which worked as organizing secretary

 

11.Priority areas for research and details of the ongoing projects, important and noteworthy publications of the faculty, during past two years.

Nil

12.Placement record of the past students and the contribution of the department to aid student placement.

The college is an independent Commerce college.The placement service is made through placement cell. In 2009 – 10 total placement is made to 19 students  and in 2010 -11 total placement is made to 41.

The department conducts every year to aid student placement:

– Workshop in career planning and soft skills.

– Training in interview skills and group discussion for final year students.

– Feel employable workshops.

13.Plan of action of the department for the next five years.

  Plans to organise

  • Planned to conduct socio  economic survey with special reference to income and expenditure of BPL Families involving students.
  • Achievers Vision ( Inter collegiate level pest).